A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palmas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pt18130002. Event ids that are associated: pt18130002. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/18 / 2018-05-10 19:48:36 / May 10, 2018 @ 7:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.035° West, 17.985° North, depth 0 km. The temblor was detected at 15:48:36 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guánica, Arecibo, Yauco. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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